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Get Set To Party...

...or rue, depending on how advanced your plans for ushering in the millennium in an out-of-the-ordinary way are

Get Set To Party...
Get Set To Party...
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Suffering from bouts of depression? Anxiety attacks? Would you rather stay at home and not party because you’re not part of the crowd any more? If the symptoms match, then watch out. You’ve what they now call pms—the Pre-Millennium Syndrome. A highly contagious stress-related malady which seems to be affecting most fun-loving Indians this year. The reason: everybody seems to be doing something for the millennium. Except you.

It’s in to be out. On December 31, 1999, and watch the dawn break over AD 2000 under exotic skies rather than over a hungover breakfast at the Oberoi coffee shop. So what if purists say the party actually begins on the eve of 2001. The world has decided that the celebrations start from New Year’s Eve ’99 all because of the magic number 2. And so be it. The pressure is on to do something different—if you can’t chase the sun from Fiji to Finland, why not take a dip in the sea as the millennium’s first rays hit Katchal, a tiny island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago?

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